Steven J. Burian received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MS in Environmental Engineering and a PhD in Civil Engineering from The University of Alabama. Steve's professional career spans more than a decade during which he has worked in design engineering, as a Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, as a professor at the University of Arkansas and the University of Utah, and as a Director of a civil engineering and sustainability consulting firm he co-founded. He is a registered professional engineer in Utah.
Steve has accumulated expertise related to the planning and engineering of sustainable and resilient urban water resources systems including water supply, stormwater management, and wastewater collection. Specialty areas of research, teaching, and consulting include integrated urban water management, low-impact development, green infrastructure design, stormwater and urban stream management, flood modeling and consequence assessment, climate change impacts on urban water systems, climate adaptation of cities, life-cycle assessment, and the water-energy nexus. Steve's research projects have been funded by National Laboratories, EPA, NSF, DOD, DOE, State Departments of Transportation, and Private Industry. Steve has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, more than 60 conference papers and project reports, and delivered several software packages and databases.